When it comes to this year’s new Halloween candies, pumpkin, caramel apple, candy corn, and other “fall favorites” dominate the shelves. Honestly, we’re not sure if our kids will think these new candies are tricks or treats, but who are we kidding, they’ll get gobbled up either way.
Whether you’re looking to mix up your candy bowl with a few new treats or go full-out pumpkin spice this year, here are all the limited edition Halloween candy releases for Halloween 2017 that you have to try — yes, even if they sound ewwwe. Because who can resist a limited edition candy?!
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Pumpkin Spice Everything
Because we are now a country obsessed with pumpkin spice-flavored everything, candy companies are reinventing the classics to appease the masses. But honestly, do kids really want pumpkin flavored candy on Halloween? I’m not so sure.
These Pumpkin Pie M&M’s have been on store shelves since August, which means they’re probably putting out Christmas candy as we speak. So work fast if you want to try these white chocolate M&Ms covered with a pumpkin pie flavored candy shell.
Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat: Your favorite wafers, but instead of being covered in milk chocolate, they’re dipped in pumpkin spice cream — or what they call crème. Hmm.
PEEPS isn’t taking chances and made sure to include all the fall flavors for Halloween this year. Behold the PEEPS Pumpkin Spice Latte Marshmallow Chicks dipped in white chocolate.
You won’t find chocolate or actual pumpkin in these Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses, but the company can now say they’ve joined the pumpkin craze.
Caramel Apple Takeover
Caramel and apples go together, well, like America and apple pie. So why not turn some of our favorite Halloween candies into Caramel Apple-flavored treats?
Milky Way Caramel Apple Minis: Just like your favorite Milky Way bars, but with apple flavoring.
If the sound of green apple flavored licorice twist stuffed with gooey caramel apple filling sounds good, you need to try Twizzlers Caramel Apple Filled Twists. If you can get over the bright neon green and the brown caramel that oozes out, these might just be your thing.
Take a traditional PEEP marshmallow chick and flavor it with caramel apple and then dip the bottom in salted caramel fudge. Sound good? Then these Peeps Caramel Apple Flavored Chicks are for you.
Love cookies and cream? These new Halloween candies eschew their traditional flavors for the classic combo.
Candy Corn that tastes like chocolate chip, oatmeal, cookies ‘n cream, and butter cookies? These Brach’s Cookie Candy Corn just might win over a candy corn hater. You know, as long as the plastic flavor is gone too.
While sugar skulls are meant to celebrate the Mexican holiday “Día de Muertos,” they’ve been co-opted for Halloween too. These Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream Skulls are a mini version of Hershey’s classic Cookies ‘n’ Cream Bar, but wrapped in special sugar skull packaging that is perfect for either trick-or-treating or your Day of the Day celebration.
Dark and white chocolate combined in a speckled hard candy shell. These M&Ms Cookies and Screeem may make you scream for more.
Candy Corn Flavor
If you are on Team Candy Corn (which doesn’t include me, because “I don’t like candy corn“), you’ll be happy to know that companies are reinventing some of your favorite treats to taste like it. Bonus points for anyone who can explain what candy corn is supposed to taste like other than sugar. Or, um, plastic.
PEEPS Candy Corn Flavored Chicks…I’m just going to come out and say that PEEPS is trying too hard.
M&M’S White Chocolate Candy Corn are filled with white chocolate and covered with a hard candy corn flavored shell. I imagine that these will melt in your mouth, but will they make you smile or look as irritated as the M&M guy on the bag? Now that’s the question.
In this category, we’ve got some tried-and-true Halloween candies that have taken on spooky Halloween shapes for a limited time only.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Spooky Eyeballs: The same great peanut butter and chocolate taste, but made into pop-in-your-mouth, er, eyeballs. Maybe these Reese’s Peanut Butter Bats are the better way to go, come to think of it.
Fans of the sugary on the outside, sour on the inside candy, will love these Sour Patch Zombie Kids. (How funny that they were specific about the zombies being kids, right?!)
Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup Skulls: Crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery taste in the shape of a skull.
SweeTarts Halloween Skulls and Bones are still sweet and still tart, but shaped like skulls and bones. Perfect for Halloween.